Ellie’s Place opened in 2018 as a special space within the King County Courthouse. Our office brought together several programs that share a common goal, to help families and children impacted by violence. It serves as home to three community justice programs led by our office.
Ellie’s Place is named in honor of Ellie, our office’s first courthouse dog. Ellie began her career in 2004 and was the very first courthouse dog in the country.
Interviews, court hearings, and trials can be stressful and traumatic experiences. Ellie provided comfort to child and adult crime victims and their families until her death in 2015.
Ellie’s pioneering work opened the hearts and minds of victim services agencies and prosecutor’s offices around the world to the idea of a courthouse dog.
Ellie’s successor, Errol, has the distinction of being the 100th courthouse dog in the country.
Regional Domestic Violence Firearms Enforcement Unit
The mission of the Domestic Violence Firearms Unit is to reduce gun violence and increase victim and community safety through regional collaboration and proactive enforcement of firearms laws.
Project Safety is an innovative, collaborative approach to address the civil legal needs of crime victims in King County, Washington, with a priority on historically marginalized communities.
Children's Justice Center of King County
The Children’s Justice Center of King County (CJCKC) serves children and families when there are concerns of physical and/or sexual abuse.